March 31, 2004: Unfortunately the past two weeks did not see the turn-around in Mark’s game that we’d all hoped for. He suffered his sixth consecutive loss at the Nasdaq 100 to unknown Hernych 4-6, 2-6. Even his attempt at some doubles to with Safin ended in a first round loss to Cibulec and Friedl 4-6, 6-3, 2-6. On the positive side however, Mark hired Brett Stephens to try and get him back into top physical condition. Brett is most well known as Pete Sampras former conditioner. In a somewhat ironic twist, the ATP named Mark their 2003 comeback player of the year last week.
March 16, 2004: Unfortunately due to the untimely demise of my laptop, I will be unable to update this site while I am traveling for the next two weeks. My apologies to all the Mark fans. The next update will be when I return on March 30th.